Jun 252020
 
Book Review: The Swarm

The Swarm by Orson Scott Card My rating: (Click here to view on Goodreads) Ask anyone that knows my taste in books and they will tell you that I love the Ender’s Game Series. It even made my Top 5 Books list. So when I heard about these series of books that are essentially prequels to Ender’s Game, I was immediately interested. Honestly I wasn’t even aware there were books about the first Formic War until I began reading this book. Now I guess my list has grown bigger (since there are still books in the “Enderverse” that I haven’t read yet). The Swarm is [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 012020
 
Book Review: Proven Guilty (Dresden Files Book 8)

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher My rating: (Click here to go to Goodreads.) The previous Dresden book (Dead Beat) was so good that it’s difficult to follow up a book like that. Personally I thought Proven Guilty struggled with that a little bit, but it doesn’t lack in it’s usual Harry Dresden charm. There is a lot of character development in this book and perhaps that is it’s ultimate purpose. The story of this book felt a little underwhelming. In fact when someone asked me what this book was about I struggled to remember. Granted that’s not saying much because 1) I don’t have a [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 112019
 
Book Review: Before the Storm

Before the Storm by Christie Golden My rating: Christie Golden is here with another World of Warcraft novel. I have been a fan of her work since before she was hired by Blizzard, and I’ve read more than just her Warcraft themed novels. Before the Storm takes place before the events leading up to Battle for Azeroth. Brief Synopsis The Legion has just been defeated. While the Horde and Alliance honor their fallen, King Anduin Wrynn struggles not only with the loss of his father but also the weight of the crown. Similarly Sylvanas Windrunner must juggle her new role as Horde Warchief but does [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 282019
 
Book Review - The Straggler's Mask

The Straggler’s Mask by Juho PohjalainenMy rating: Link to the review on Goodreads. It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to review a First Reads book that I won from Goodreads. In fact this is perhaps my third book since creating my Goodreads account. Be that as it may, let’s get on with my book review of The Straggler’s Mask. Since this book is an ebook I had no idea how long it was; although I rarely check. The length of a book is hardly a factor as to whether or not I’ll read it (although it might be a factor as to [… Click to Continue …]

Oct 042018
 
Book Review: Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices Book 2)

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare My rating:  This is not going to be a lengthy review. Lord of Shadows is the middle book of a series and I want to avoid revealing too much detail both about this book, and its predecessor (Lady Midnight). I want to remind you that I am not one of those guys that reads a lot of romance novels. Granted this book hardly qualifies as a “romance” novel but it does have a few fanciful moments. The quick breakdown of the book is the conflict with the Unseelie King continues while the Shadowhunters also track down Malcolm Fade. Amidst [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 222017
 
Book Review: Isle of Dragons

Isle of Dragons by C. Greenwood My rating: (Click here to read on Goodreads.) This book is another solid start by C. Greenwood. She is beginning to remind me of other great fantasy authors like R. A. Salvatore and Robert Jordan. It didn’t occur to me until I finished this book is that the name of the main character is rarely mentioned. In fact it may have only happened twice, three times at most. I know its peculiar to mention that fact but you become so invested with the story and what will happen that the name of the main character becomes irrelevant. You know [… Click to Continue …]